October 4, 2020

Jamie Williams

Pronouns:She/Her
School DistrictSouth Lake Schools
City:St. Clair Shores

How long have you lived in your district?

11 years

Have you received any endorsements?

No

Are you an incumbent?

No

Why do you want to be a school board member?

I want to be able to make a diffrence in my district

What does education justice mean to you? What does it mean specifically in the context of your school district?

Education justice means that every student is getting the same quality instruction.

If you could completely reimagine the way schools look after this public health crisis, what would they look like?

Keeping class sizes small and still allowing virtual school within the district

Describe how you think parents, students, and families should be involved in making decisions within your school district?

Parents students and families need to be able to have their voices heard and be able to vote on big decisions happening in the district

Who (if any) are your top financial supporters for your campaign?

None

What are your top 3 educational priorities/goals within your school district?

My top priorities are keeping class sizes small, getting students back to class safely and as soon as possible, and strengthing the new elementary changes

What are your top 3 educational priorities/goals at a state level?

I dont have any

What challenges do you anticipate this school year to COVID and what do you think your school district must do to keep students & staff safe?

Challenges of keeping children social distanced- I think the class sizes should remain small when they are allowed face to face

What should be your school district’s top spending priorities in their budget? Alternatively, what should not be prioritized your district’s budget?

I dont have an answer for that

What role do you think standardized tests should play in your school district?

Standardized tests should not be a huge role but used as another tool among many to gauge where a student is

If you could have an impact on your school district’s curriculum , what changes would you make? What, if anything, would you keep the same?

I would implement more technology in every class

What responsibility do you believe your school district has in supporting students’ and staffs’ mental and emotional health/wellbeing?

The district needs to have counselors accessible which they have and they have done a great job reaching out to families

How do you think your school district should handle student discipline/and make schools a safe place for students and staff?

There should be a zero tolerance for bullying and violence

What are your top priorities around special education in your district?

I cant answer that

What is your perspective on working towards achieving equity within your school district?

I cant answer that

Any other information you want to include or share?